in: Klaus Dingwerth / Clara Weinhardt (eds.), The language of world trade politics unpacking the terms of trade, London: Routledge, 176-192
While there is lively debate in normative theory and political philosophy about what makes trade ‘just’, the use of normative arguments and concepts has hardly been explored in practice. To address this gap, this chapter empirically investigates what statements about procedural and substantive notions of justice made in the normative literature are made in the world trade regime. It also assesses who actually makes what kinds of arguments – i.e. how meaning makers use the term – and how the discursive dynamics regarding justice are evolving.